10 Ways I Manage Pregnancy Anxiety After Recurrent Miscarriage


When you’re trying to conceive, you want to see those two pink lines more than anything. But for some of us, that positive pregnancy test doesn’t lead to sheer joy, but instead to joy, hope, gratitude… and also tremendous fear and anxiety. 

What Is Pregnancy Anxiety?

Pregnancy worry, which most of us experience, but which doesn’t consume our thoughts or interfere with our daily functioning Perinatal anxiety disorder, a diagnosable perinatal mood disorder that may interfere with our lives and/or require help from a therapist or psychiatrist

How is perinatal anxiety disorder diagnosed?

They can help you identify the correct disorder; many anxiety symptoms, for instance, overlap with depression or OCD symptoms, and knowing where your problem is rooted is key to managing it effectively. 

What are the signs of anxiety in pregnancy?

– Extreme nervousness – Exaggerated fears or obsessive thoughts about baby’s health – Racing thoughts – Disturbed sleep or appetite – Panic attacks

How to Get Support for Anxiety During Pregnancy

Who to talk to Postpartum Support International The quickest and easiest resource is Postpartum Support International–yes, even if you’re still pregnant! Even if you’re early in pregnancy!


Medications are an especially tricky subject during pregnancy, so a lot of general practitioners and even psychiatrists will not prescribe while you’re pregnant.

10 Tips: How to Calm Anxiety While Pregnant

Talk to your anxious thoughts

When your thoughts start spiraling, try to understand why they’re there. Then, ask yourself a question: can I take any action that will be effective in helping with this problem? Then, talk to your thought. Thank it for coming. Recognize it’s there to try to protect you. Tell it what you’re going to do to take action (if anything).

Exercise to decrease anxiety

An article by Harvard Medical School sums it up best: “The mental benefits of aerobic exercise have a neurochemical basis. Exercise reduces levels of the body’s stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol.”

Admit how you’re feeling to others

Did you know that keeping your fears or experiences secret can exacerbate your emotions? I only want you to be as open about what you’re experiencing as you’re going to be comfortable with, but I also want to encourage you to share as appropriate.

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